Cake Smash Preparation

Cake Smash Birthday

The day is finally here...

A cake smash session is a fun and joyful way to commemorate this milestone in your child’s life.  We are going to have so much fun!

What to Expect

Cake Smash sessions last about 60-90 minutes.  The first segment is comprised of milestone pictures, in which we capture the personality of your little one.  We typically have time to get through 1-2 outfit changes, depending on your baby's cooperation.  We then go on to do the cake smash, which can take 20-30 minutes.  We begin by taking pictures of your little one in their cake smash outfit before introducing the cake. 

Once we bring in the cake, the photo session takes approximately 15 minutes.  We let your baby set the pace, as some littles ones dig right in and destroy the cake, and others need a little bit of encouragement and sometimes even help to get into their cake.  Be ready to get your hands dirty and help your little one get past all that frosting to the cake underneath!  Some babies don't like the feeling of having so much cake on the, so they cry.   But don't worry, crying photos still make for amazing shots.

After your baby is done having fun with the cake, we set up a warm bath for her to play in and take a few more photos. 

Get ready to have fun and make amazing memories!

What to Wear

Choose the theme or color of your little one’s cake smash first, and then you can choose the outfit.  Etsy and other websites have a large collection of tutus, colored rompers, diaper covers, bowties, and hats that are at your disposal.  Etsy is also a wonderful resource for buying custom made outfits that will make this photo session memorable.  

The Mess

We hope that your little one makes a huge mess!  That’s the whole point of this session, and most of the fun of the day.  We will finish the session with a warm bath, so please bring a clean outfit for the ride home.  

Things to Bring

  • Cake Smash Outfit
  • 2-3 additional outfits for Baby
  • Change of clothes for parents, just in case
  • Diapers
  • Towel
  • Lots of wipes
  • Sippy cup to help wash down the cake
  • Snacks (think cheerios, or puffs) in case your baby doesn't like the cake.  We sometimes have to hide them the cake to make it look like your little one is actually eating the cake.  Ssshhh.. If you don't tell, we won’t :)